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Hi everyone! It`s been waaay to long since my last post! I know and I`m sorry! But I’ve always had the blog in mind (pinky swear), but I haven`t had time to sit down and write. I`ve also been thinking I want give a twist on the blog, no that I have a job I don`t really need a blog in which to cry about that I don`t have a job so we need a new subject!

I`ve decide I`m going to post about whatever a want, and when I say whatever I mean WHATEVER. What I want to say is that I have my art sites were I show my art and very few sights of other things… but sometimes I would like to post about other things that are important for me (like sewing for example) and I don`t post about it because by the moment I intend to make a living of my art and not my sewing (maybe in a (not) near future that might change) (One never knows)

So here I suppose I`ll post about my sewing projects, my salsa classes, my trips, music and a big list of themes that will come along, the thing is I don’t really want to abandon this (I know someone who would kill me if I did).

So for this comeback post I think I should tell you a bit about what I’ve been up to lately!

Well as I said in one of the last post, I got a job at Freepik (number one on free graphic resources) five months ago, and I must say that generally I like it.

Of course it has its swings and roundabouts, but in general terms I like it. I feel really comfortable with the people I have around in the office and I also have the opportunity of doing a different thing every day.

I work in the tutorial department, and my main commitment is to create tutorials for the blog. But! We also have extern artist making tutorials, and if the come in Spanish, for example, I have to translate them and dub them, I also have to add headers to the videos, write intros, and fix other stuff, so as you see, I have a wide variety of tasks to develop. The only complain I could have is that my department is really small…we are only two. Which means that I am the only working bloke and I have to manage everything by myself without any help (the other department member is the Art director, a.k.a the Boss).

But well on the other hand I’m making really good friends, having fun and being useful to humanity, that it’s basically one of the things I wanted. Oh! And the company is also paying me a dubbing course, which is something really awesome, I’ve only had one class, son I don’t have much to tell, but I suppose I will in the future.

I’m also going to salsa class! I loooooooooove to dance and now that I work, I can afford it (Money might not make you happy, but God knows it helps A LOT) So yeah, there I am banging my feet every Friday! At the begging I was horribly stiff and without a hint of caribeñismo.

It’s been two months already since I’ve started and I not saying I am Vanessa Williams at Dance with me (even thought my friend Lorena says my dance videos, resemble to the movie…I wish) (that is a good friend) but I’ve improved quite a lot, I still have to work out my caribeñismo, but I’m way less stiff that at the begging. I`ll probably talk about this way more in the future, because I have a couple of anecdotes to tell and if you are lucky enough I might even share a class video 😉

What else…let’s see umm, Oh I know! Have you seen Stranger Things?? BEST TV SHOW EVER, man! I`ve love it so much that I would watch it over and over again. On the other hand I’m giving Game of Thrones a chance… and I must say that it’s the most boring tv show ever… let`s move to another topic.

Last week I went to Rome! Yayyyy traveling!! I went with some college friends and other people (we were 9, it wasn’t as crazy as it could have been). I really enjoyed the experience, I must say that I had the sensation that I was in Spain most of the time. First of all because the streets resembled to my beloved Madrid (Come on, the Trastevere is Malasaña but with smaller bars) and also, people there don’t want you to speak in English with them, they prefer you to speak Spanish and they respond in Italian, and it’s totally as if you were talking the same language (actually it’s easier than understanding certain Spaniards…).

Well if I have to choose something from that trip (remember this is just a compilation, for more updates, wait for another post that could not come) (Don’t hate me) it would definitely be the San Peter basilica. There are no words to describe that place, how could men construct such wonder? With the help of God, I cannot find any other explanation! I consider myself a difficult crier but I confess I CRIED of emotion, so imagine the magnificent of the place, I sadly couldn’t stay as much as I’ve wished.

And another thing that caught my attention was the Coliseum complex guys have at night clubs, and I don’t mean they get all encouraged-gladiator mode trying to impress you with its strength or something like that, no… what I mean is that they see a group of girls having fun dancing in a circle, and the only thing the come up with is to surround that group of ladies, creating a layer as is they were the Coliseum. And I also must say that you tell them to leave, and they DON’T! That’s a problem I’ve never had here in Spain, Olé los zagales españoles!

Ok ,next topic: Inktober

This time I was really committed, I even made my own sketchbook specially for the occasion, and I did quite well! Until I went to Rome…It’s the year I’ve gone more far away, but failed in the end… But I must say I intend to finish the project, because the topic and the result was coming out cool. I was drawing places I would like to visit some time, so you know.

And well the end of the post is coming, and it’s Friday, this post is not going to be complete without a song, because you know what happens on Fridays… MARIA’S MUSICAL FRIDAYS! It`s not goin to be MMF post, so I’m just sharing with you a song (but what a song). With you! Dreams by Tessa Violet! (My summer so relates to this song)

Well I’m a bit tired of writing this post (sounds like the good old days) (I must confess I’ve been writing this post in office hours, each time I had some empty minutes and it’s taken me 3 days, too much for my body).

So I going to try (Do or not do there is no try, Yoda) to be more regular on my writing, I don’t promise anything! But I’ll do my best!

Until next post! (or not)

I’m alive

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So hello people! With this horrible interpretation of a Saul Bass poster I shout to you that I’M ALIVE!

So I know it’s been A LOT since the last time I wrote around here, don’t even remember! wait a sec, and let me check the date… HOLY GUACAMOLE April 17th! almost two months! Man what a bad host I am! But people! I’ve been so occupied lately! I’ll try to keep up this thing more often so I don’t have to write gigantic post!

(A little aside comment before going into the real subject. I’ve been over reading the blog and man! This thing is quite interesting! No wonder so of you desperately call for more!)

So let’s pick up where we left it, which is at the EAACI congress. Ok so after that I want to spend a week to the Canary Islands with my good old friend Naomi. We went for an Animation Festival “Animayo” which was a really revealing and embracing experience, man! all the speakers where soooo passionate, interesting and so generous with their experiences and livings, I came bakt to Malaga with the batteries fully charged and so motivated with hundreds of ideas. It’s been a really mind changing/opening. I hope that whatever you are into (animation, medicine…) you get the chance to come across with this type of people. That week I also took care (or so I hope) of some other things I have going around which I’m not going to talk here, who has to know it, knows it (y lo sabes) (Hulia and co.).

Ok, after that I got a call from one of the hostess agencies I’m in for a 6 day promotion (3 days/2 weeks) which was terribly boring, long and pointless, but well good money came in with it (and a very cool mug) (bacause I was promoting cups from a bank) (as you know I always get the most weird jobs), actually there isn’t much to tell about this (and a bit also because it goes in conflict to my purpose “don’t speak bad of people” and well, no comments) (If you ask me in person I’ll totally tell you).

And so we get in this week! The week I finally get a hostess job that is actually interesting and non-boring!!! I was called (just for an afternoon) to be a “Beer tasting assistant”, and no, I wasn´t called to taste beers, I just served the different beers, open bottles, and throw away glasses… basically like being a waitress, yaehhhhhh all this crying about bartendering and stuff payed of! I learned a couple of things about beer, I had a nice looking partner (a bit dumb, but good looking). When we finished and cleaned everything we got to take some beer home and everything really entertaining.

So as you see things are coming in to place finally! BUT! There is more! yes people THE NEWS *drum roll* I FINALLY REALLY GOT A JOB RELATED WITH ART. I actually don’t believe it yet, and it’s been a month already.

Of course it’s not a normal job (it’s in a graphic design studio) and what I do is video tutorials for their blog. This week came out the first one and it seems it works quite well.
I suppose you expect something very long about it but they told me the other day that the head of Mrketing is going to call me with good news (they told me this on Friday, and have no clue what it could be about…son imagine my nerves…) well I’m going tho save all the artistic job thing for a new post tomorrow (In the hope of having something new and exciting to tell). So you will have to wait until tomorrow, sorry! and my grandparents have just arived and I have to tell them all about the job and stuff son I sadly have to abandon you for today! But I’ll be good and leave you the link yo my first video 😉 (you know, give it a thumbs up)

Until next post! (or not)

Work hard!…In a real direction

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Hey People! (and welcome to me muffin friend who I didn’t know read this (yay another woman to the ranks!)) I have a question for all of you:
How do you keep reading this pile of mumbling of continuous crying and constant deception? I really admire (and thank) you.
Well it has reached my eyes that some of my dearest readers where left quite worried because of my las post and I came to assure you people! I am recovered (now you might think I live on and emotional roller coaster, that changes really fast, well I have been like that but I think that I’m settling down, nothing like confronting and embracing reality) (you might still think that parting from my last week state I couldn’t possibly be recovered I must tell you I’m emotionally easily recovered, really easy).

It also helps that spring is coming, I’m also a summer lover, so I can go to the beach, my tan has started going on, I might not be going to Annecy but instead I’m going to the Canary Islands with my best friend, I’m goin to publish in a fanzine… so we might say things are starting to come out.
So in this new “stage” I bring out all my skills and I design patterns, I sew custom prom and wedding dresses, I’m not afraid of freelancing and I’ve opened a Society6 shop! (This is probably the best page on all the internet! YOU CAN GET SHOWER CURTAINS WITH MY DESIGNS ON THEM) (ISN’T THAT AMAZING?????) (Even I would buy them, despite I hate shower curtains))

The last post was so depressing (But true) and I remember writing in in a “hangover” mode so I’m not really sure what I wrote and I’ve been willing to delete it, but I’ve been to busy doing more interesting things, so when I finish this one I’m going to modify it, because they are some things I really don’t need know running around the internet, and as Edna Mode would say: “I try to not look in to the past, it distracts me from the future”. And some of those things kinda distract me so I don’t want them there, if you read it, yay you! if not, sorry you are late! jajajajaj
So know I go back to work! Thanks for being there and you know!
Until next post! (or not)

PS: Remember how last post I complained because of the fact that that I was stuck in 99 followers on FB? I GOT TO THE 100! If it has been one of you thanks! And if not, you can keep help me rising that number here!

 

It’s my birthday!

 

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It’s my birthday! I’m turning 25, my first quarter of a century! It’s a big deal, or so I’m feeling it… Well I’m going to make a list of 25 random facts about my self, why? Because I don’t know what else to do:

1- When I cut my finger nails I always skip the the ring finger an leave it for the last
2- There are certain things I don’t drink/eat just because I don’t like the name they have
3- When I’m sewing I hate my tiny waist. I love it the rest of the time
4- I have a song for almost everyone and every situation
5- I don’t like how I look with straight hair

6- I have no hope in getting a job in what I want (Because I didn’t studied in a place with teacher that help students getting a job)
7- I’ve composed the soundtrack of my latest short film and I have no idea of music.
8- I got my first kiss at 23 and I laugh a lot. Those things normally doesn’t happen to me (The kisses, not the laughing)
9- I’m a master in drawing wood texture, not matter what media
10- I love using Illustrator  and a friend named me “The Queen of Illustrator”
11- I really like to party, and I don’t party for real since I don’t remember well. I’ll propably die if I don´t go soon.

11- I have the knees injured since I’m 14 years old
12- I got the injured riding a bike to aerobic class
13- I think that in my family we are all kinda handsome
14- I’ve always thought that if I made I film it would probably look like Django Unchained, but in a pink tone
15- The number of my locker in last year of college was the 69. Since then it´s my favourite number

16- This list is being harder than I thought
17- I wear my hair short since I’m 14. That was also the time it became curly I still don’t know how
18- I always write my english post in the Google translator. But I write them in english directly. I do this because I don’t want to have orthographic mistakes
19- My mom in now baking me and apple pie. My favorite one
20- I never finished my first year of primary school because I lived in Africa and in the middle of the school year I moved back to Spain

21- Yellow is my favourite color
22- I never write the word “first” correctly on the first try. I always have to write it twice
23- I don´t like Facebook but I think it’s really useful
24- I have a “twerk day” once I week with my sister Clara. Sister that twerk together stay together
25- I have an imaginary mascot. He’s a chicken alien.

And that’s all for today!

See you in the next post! (or not)

Hello! So now it seems I also write!

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Hello everyone! My name is Maria, though few people referred to me by my name, in my family almost everybody calls me “Mery” (my lil sis calls me “Pishu Mery”) and my friends call me Miss Rubio (they are a few more nicknames running around, but I always present myself by my name) (don´t get me wrong I don´t mind those kind of nicknames).
Well what is this blog about? I have no idea.
I´ll tell you a bit about my situation and what has taken me to start writing again (I used to have a fashion blog a hundred years ago, but I got bored). I finished my studies a couple months ago, and now I´m stranded in my parents kitchen looking for a job. It´s probably one of the most loneliest things in the world: I wake up early and start drawing (yes I´m an artist) and spend the whole day in front of my computer creating images that hopefully one day will get me a job and it´s not that I don´t like to spend my day drawing, but I need SOCIAL INTERACTION. The only people I see is my beloved family but they have to work or go to class, so I only interact at lunch and dinner time (less would give a stone) and it´s no like my family would listen to all I have to say, the thing is that I have A LOT to say (and a lot of siblings with also a to say too) so this is going o be my little window of expression.
I don’t intend to make this popular, I don’t even care if someone reads it it´s just a way of making something a bit different and share everything that goes through my head. As I said this is just something fun for me, so I´ll talk of the most random things (who knows, maybe one day I´ll cook and the next talk about sports), and I won´t have a certain regularity, I´ll write when I need to, I don´t even know how long I´m going to be with this, maybe a couple of days or maybe forever, who knows?

So, if you want to come with me and follow this journey you are welcome, and if not it´s ok!

See you in the next post! (or not)

Until next post! (or not)